sealed orders


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sealed orders

pl n
written instructions that are not to be read until a specified time
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I was engaged, sir, on what we call sealed orders, to sail this ship for that gentleman where he should bid me," said the captain.
It's funny we should both sail under sealed orders from a man we don't know.
Strongly impressed with this idea, he gave certain sealed orders on his route, while fresh horses were being harnessed to his carriage.
She sails from Havre in two days under sealed orders.
On Kemp's desk Balme picked up his sealed orders which included the next month's settings and procedures for the hitherto unknown doubleencryption system, code-named Offizier.
In total, Airbus said it had sealed orders and commitments for almost 400 of its planes worth more than $60 billion during the first two days of the show - far outpacing US rival Boeing.
In the past three months the firm sealed orders worth over USD7m (EUR5.
Hamilton and Raleigh's next autumn drama, Sealed Orders (1913), part modern melodrama, part early thriller, centred around the adventures of a packet labelled 'Sealed Orders' as it changed hands against backdrops that included the HMS Valiant, the Chelsea Flower Show, Park Lane and an airship.
Wang said Taiwan's leading machine-tool manufacturers have already sealed orders for shipments in the first quarter and begun to receive orders for the second quarter, with the orders being short-term and rushed, also suggesting the makers to establish quick-response ability to boost competitiveness.
Sealed orders are handed out only to be opened 10 minutes before the race by his legion of trusted confidants who spread the bets far and wide in modest amounts.
We got sealed orders, for the times they arrived were very secret.
Just as mysteriously they had next been taken from the train to Fourth Army Headquarters where their own officers materialized and handed Brice a packet of sealed orders.